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Carroll Senior High School (commonly known as Southlake Carroll) is a public secondary school in Southlake, Texas, serving students in grades 11 - 12. The school is part of the Carroll Independent School District, serving the majority of the city of Southlake, Texas and portions of northwest Grapevine, far northern Colleyville and eastern Westlake. The building is located at 1501 W. Southlake Blvd at the intersection of S. Peytonville Avenue and Southlake Blvd.

Carroll Senior High School
1501 W. Southlake Blvd

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School typePublic, Secondary
School districtCarroll Independent School District
PrincipalShawn Duhon
Grades11 to 12
Enrollment1,381 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17:1
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)     Green
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 6A


Carroll Senior High School was founded in 1919 as Carroll School, better known at the time as Carroll Hill School, and served students in grades 1-9. In 1959, Carroll became an Independent School District. In 1965, Carroll ISD was fully accredited for primary and secondary education. The original Carroll High School opened in 1970. In 1992, a new campus was opened and served grades 9-12 until the year 2000, when 9th grade was moved to Carroll Junior High School (now Carroll High School) to accommodate growth. In 2002 the school became a true “split campus” when Carroll Junior High School became Carroll High School, serving freshmen and sophomores, and Carroll High School became Carroll Senior High School, serving juniors and seniors.


The Carroll Dragons have won 20 state titles since 1975, including titles in American football, wrestling, golf, cross country, swimming, baseball, soccer, basketball, diving, track and field, hockey, marching band, and lacrosse. Carroll won the UIL Lone Star Cup in the 2000–01 and 2001–02 school years as a 4A school and in the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years as a 5A school. They have also won in 2014-15 and 2018-19 as a 6A school.[2]


The 2018 Dragons beat San Antonio Reagan at Dell Diamond by a score of 7-2 on June 9, 2018, led by coach Larry Vucan, to win the UIL Class 6A State Championship. The dragons first State Championship since 2002 and finished 35-6 to end the season. Carroll finished with a perfect record of 11-0 during the playoffs in 2018. Dragon baseball have won 4 state titles in 1982, 2002, 2018, and 2019.


The football team enters the field at Texas Stadium for the 2005 Texas 5A Division II State Championship game, which it won 34–20 against the Katy Tigers

As of 2017, The Dragons have an all-time record of 427–135–8. Head Coach Bob Ledbetter led the Dragons to statewide prominence with three 3A state titles in 1988, 1992 and 1993. His successor, Tom Rapp, compiled a 29–17–1 record as Carroll head coach from 1996–99 without a state finals appearance.[citation needed]

In 2000, the former University of Texas at Austin quarterback Todd Dodge replaced Rapp as head coach. In seven seasons, Dodge led the Dragons to a 98–11 record (including a 79–1 record and four state championships in the school's first five years as a Class 5A program), before leaving Carroll for the University of North Texas in 2007. His successor is Hal Wasson,[3] former head coach at Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Worth, Texas).[4] Carroll was recognized as United States High School Football National Champion in 2004, 2005 and 2006.[5]

Carroll Senior High School played Miami Northwestern High School in a rare No. 1 versus No. 2 match at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on September 15, 2007.[6] The game was televised nationally by ESPNU. The Dragons were defeated 29–21, which ended their winning streak at 49, tying the Texas big-school state record set by Abilene HS from 1954–1957. On December 1, 2007, Southlake Carroll faced Abilene High School in the Regional semifinals. Carroll was defeated 22–21. In 2009, Carroll defeated Colleyville Heritage in the first round of the playoffs. In the second round of the playoffs, Carroll and Allen played a memorable game at Cowboys Stadium that went to 2OT and ended with a Carroll victory 35–34. In the third round, Carroll was upset by Arlington Bowie 45–21. In the 2011 season, Southlake Carroll became the district champion, with a record of 10-0. The Dragons defeated Plano East, Cedar Hill, Arlington Bowie, Arlington Martin and Dallas Skyline to advance to the 5A Division 1 state championship game against Fort Bend Hightower, where the Dragons won 36–29 to claim the 2011 state championship.

The Carroll Dragon football team competed in district 7-6A in the 2014 season and finished with a 10-0 regular season record. The Dragons were ranked in the top 10 AP poll throughout the season and climbed to #2 overall at the conclusion of regular season play, with defending 5A division I state champion Allen Eagles at #1.

Cross CountryEdit

The Lady Dragon cross country team has won 7 UIL state titles since 2000 (2013, 2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000). They tied the state record in 2012 with 32 points. They qualified for the state meet 16 years in a row, and have had 24 individual state medalists (top 10 in the state) and two individual state champions, Brooke Upshaw in 2005 and Jessa Vacek in 2000. They also claimed 12 regional and 12 district titles. The Lady Dragons have qualified for the Nike Cross National meet in Portland, Oregon, in 8 out of the 9 years it has been held.

The boys' cross country team won UIL 5A/6A state titles in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, setting the state record in 2011 with 20 points. They have qualified for the state meet 11 times and during that time have 23 state medalists (top 10) and 2-time state champion Colby Lowe (2006, 2007).


Southlake has produced five individual tennis state champions, Doug Fike (1996), Justin Hunter (1998), Arman Dave (2016) and a doubles team consisting of Matt Landers and Alec Reusche (2016). In 1998, Hunter also won the school's only high school national championship. In the 2000s, the team finished with a top 10 state ranking in 2006 and 2007. Since the 2005 fall season, the Dragons have yet to lose a district match compiling a record of 28–0.

Swimming and divingEdit

The Carroll Dragon boys swim team won the state championship in 2001 and 2002 as a 4A school, while the girls team finished second in both years. The Dragons were undefeated in the 2010–2011 season, when they competed in both the boys' and girls' Texas State 5A Swim/Dive Championships at the University of Texas Swim Center. The Carroll men's team won the state championship for the 2010–2011 school year, while the women's team came in second place. In the 2011–2012 swim/dive season, Carroll won State 5A Championships in both boys' and girls' Texas HS Swimming & Diving. On February 24–25, 2012, the swim/dive teams became the 2011–2012 Texas 5A state champions. The 2011–2012 Lady Dragon swim/dive team was crowned the NISCA Power-Point Dual Meet National Champions. The Lady Dragons amassed 6,396 points in the NISCA Power-Point.

Southlake Carroll boys' and girls' swim/dive teams won the 2013 Texas State 5A Swim/Dive Championships. The boys’ team has not lost a state championship for 9 years as of 2019.


In 2013, Carroll Dragon Soccer team’s head coach, Greg Oglesby, was a recipient for the 2013 National Coaches of the Year Award by the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS). In 2014, the Lady Dragons Soccer team ranked No. 2 in their 5A division.


The Carroll Dragons hockey team has won two state championships, one in 2010 under the coaching of Tom Yockey, and another in 2018 with Knute Anderson as coach. They also won the 2015 City Championship with Tyler Culp as their captain.[7]

Fine artsEdit

Carroll Senior High School/High School offers five concert bands, three jazz bands, the Dragon Marching Band, five concert choirs, one show choir, the 2011 State Champion Emerald Belles drill team, Color Guard, also known as Endeavor, and the Carroll Theatre program.


In 2007, 2014 and 2018, Carroll Senior High’s Jazz Band was selected to be a finalist in the Essentially Ellington Competition. The Dragon marching band has competed in the Texas state marching band competition 14 times since its inception, winning twice. The band competed in the 2014 UIL 6A Area competition, earning 13th place out of 24 competing bands.

The Carroll concert band program consists of five concert bands: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, and Wind Symphony. Every four years since the mid-1990s, the Wind Symphony has participated in an exchange program with music students from Tring school, England, whereby students from Tring would visit Texas during the fall, and the Carroll students would visit England the following summer. The concert bands compete regularly in the South Coast Music Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas, and in the UIL concert band competition. In June 2016, the 2015-16 Carroll Wind Symphony participated in The "Texas Bands Exhibition" concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Carroll Senior High's debate team is currently coached by Anthony Brown.[8] Every year the Carroll debate team hosts their own tournament called "Dragon Faire", a comedy night, and a debate showcase. In 2014, Ted Cruz attended the annual debate showcase.[9] Some notable "Slake" debaters include Azhar Hussain, winner of the 2015 Tournament of Champions national tournament in Congressional Debate,[10] Emma Lin, who was ranked 11th in Congressional debate in 2016,[11] and Sahaj Singh, one of two freshman to qualify for the TOC in the 2015-2016 season in Congress.[12]

Carroll Medical AcademyEdit

The Carroll Medical Academy (CMA) is Carroll ISD's accelerated math and science program for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.[13] CMA began in 2004 and has been under the direction of Sherry Martin since 2005. The program centers around giving students the opportunity to take advanced science courses and participate in medical internships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.[14] Students involved in Carroll Medical Academy also participate in community service.[15]

Notable alumniEdit


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  2. ^ UIL Lone Star Cup Champions
  3. ^ Meet Hal Wasson, Southlake Carroll's new head football coach
  4. ^ Sources: Carroll finds its coach
  5. ^ Carroll coach Todd Dodge in line to get UNT job[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ USA Today: No. 1 vs. No. 2 Super 25 showdown set for Saturday
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